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  • The Unbearable Whiteness of Beingby Rory Pilossof

    Weaver Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    The history of colonial land alienation, the grievances fuelling the liberation war, and post-independence land reforms have all been grist to the mill of recent scholarship on Zimbabwe. Yet for all that the country?s white farmers have received considerable attention from academics and journalists, the fact that they have always played a dynamic role... more...

  • Geschichte Afrikas im 19. und 20. Jahrhundertby Leonhard Harding

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 35.00

    Leonhard Hardings kompakte Einführung in die Geschichte Afrikas im 19. und 20 Jahrhundert liegt hier in zweiter Auflage vor. Der Autor hat die aktuelle Literatur ergänzt. Nach dem bewährten Muster der Reihe bietet Harding zunächst einen knappen Überblick der wichtigsten Entwicklungen in Afrika seit 1800. Im zweiten Abschnitt skizziert der Autor Grundprobleme... more...

  • Erobern und Erinnernby Jan C. Jansen

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 112.00

    ?This work is relentlessly analytical and, at the same time, a pleasure to read. While advancing historical research on remembrance, it sets a new standard for a political and cultural history of colonial relations.? ? Jürgen Osterhammel more...

  • The Zimbabwe Cultureby Innocent Pikirayi

    AltaMira Press 2002; US$ 40.99

    Offering a unique and original perspective on the rise and fall of indigenous states of southern Zambezia, The Zimbabwe Culture analyzes the long contentious history of the remains of the remarkable cyclopean masonry, ranging from mighty capitals of traditional kings to humble farmsteads. Forming a cornerstone of the geographical lore of Africa in... more...

  • Swazilandby David Fleminger

    30 Degrees South Publishers 2009; US$ 10.00

    The kingdom of Swaziland is a friendly, compact and enchanting country to visit. Its landscapes range from dramatic mountain peaks to deep river valleys, from lush rolling hills to evocative bushveld plains. Add to this a thriving cultural heartbeat, a traditional monarchy going back hundreds of years and a proud national identity, and you have a really... more...

  • The Scramble for Africaby M. E. Chamberlain

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    In 1870 barely one tenth of Africa was under European control. By 1914 only about one tenth ? Abyssinia (Ethiopia) and Liberia ? was not. This book offers a clear and concise account of the ?scramble? or ?race? for Africa, the period of around 20 years during which European powers carved up the continent with little or no consultation of its inhabitants.... more...

  • Modern Africaby Basil Davidson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    Basil Davidson's famous book -- now updated in a welcome Third Edition -- reviews the social and political history of Africa in the twentieth century. It takes the reader from the colonial era through the liberation movements to independence and beyond. It faces squarely the disappointments and breakdowns that have dulled the early successes of the... more...

  • Decolonization in Africaby John D. Hargreaves

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    John Hargreaves examines how the British, French, Belgian, Spanish and Portuguese colonies in tropical Africa became independent in the postwar years, and in doing so transformed the international landscape. African demands for independence and colonial plans for reform - central to the story - are seen here in the wider context of changing international... more...

  • The Hard Road to Reformby Brian Raftopolos

    Weaver Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    The defeat of ZANU-PF in the 2008 parliamentary election marked the end of one-party rule in Zimbabwe. The Global Political Agreement signed later that resulted in a Government of National Unity, and the former ruling party was, for the first time, faced with the reality of sharing power. The Hard Road to Reform presents a penetrating analysis of developments... more...

  • Expedición a Argelby Carlos Gutiérrez de los Ríos

    Linkgua 2012; US$ 5.72

    Carlos Gutiérrez de los Ríos fue el VII conde de Fernán-Núñez. Ocupó puestos de relevancia en el servicio diplomático de España que le permitieron ser un cronista privilegiado de los grandes sucesos del siglo XVIII. La Expedición de Argel es un diario de la invasión española a Argel de 1775.   Biographische Informationen Carlos José Gutiérrez... more...